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Sermon: "Every day brings unceasing proofs of the urgent importance of the controversy of the times, and of the need of becoming acquainted with it in principles and details. It was with such feelings that I hesitaied not to comply with the call made on me by the Bishop of Clogher and Clergy of his Diocese to publish the following discourse.”
“The weapon which can be employed with the greatest effect against the Oxford movement, is the great doctrine of justification by faith alone.”
This sermon has been not a little vituperated, as well as approved. It is a bold annunciation of that great doctrine, which Luther pronounced the pillar of a standing or falling church, and a lucid exposure of the Romish nature of the system of Oxford. It is highly evangelical, well adapted to good, and worthy of the call made for its publication by the Bishop and clergy. 25.-The Study of the History of Christianity, and its adaptation
to the present age. A discourse pronounced at Geneva. By J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGNE, D. D. Translated from the French. New York: Saxton & Miles. 1844.
The author's name will be recommendation sufficient of this Lecture ; but we may add that it is written in his usual style, and was intended to place the study of the history of Christianity on its proper basis—to elevate it to an equal rank with other similar studies. 26.- The Lives of Pope Alexander VI. and his Son Cæsar Bor.
gia. By ALEXANDER GORDON, A. M., Author of Itinerarium Septentrionale. Philadelphia: James M. Campbell & Co. New York: Saxton & Miles. 1844. pp. 232, 8vo.
Here are Lives of men whose name is a reproach on earth, whose memory is an awful stench from the bottomless pit
. They existed and their memoirs have been writien, but they are dark pages in the history of human corruption. Would that they could be blotted out! But they cannot. There they stand: and the only possible good they can accomplish is, that they become evidences of the true delineations of the deep depravity of man contained in the Scripture, and also of the mischievousness of that system of religion which could tolerate them and recognize them as occupants of the highest ecclesiastical offices. They may serve as beacon lighis to others, warning them of dangers ahead, if they pursue the same course ; and although the heart is not improved by con
templating specimens of vicious conduct, there is something so excessively loathsome in these children of the devil—they bear so strongly the image of their father, that most would, perhaps, flee away in disgust, and resolve, at least, to be better than they
ADDITIONAL NOTICES. The Apostolical System of the Church defended ; in a Reply to
Dr. Whately on the Kingdom of Christ. By SAMUEL BUEL, A. M., Rector of Emmanuel Parish, Cumberland, Md. Philadelphia : H. Hooker. 1844.
e think there is too much here taken for granted, and that it will require more true learning and knowledge derived from the sources, to overthrow Dr. Whately's argument.
The Hierarchical Despotism. Lectures on the mixture of Civil
and Ecclesiastical Power in the Governments of the Middle Ages. In illustration of the Nature and Progress of Despotism in the Romish Church. By Rev. George B. CHEEVER. New York: Saxton & Miles. Boston: Saxton, Pierce & Co. 1844.
The argument of these Lectures was called forth by Lectures of Bishop Hughes on the same subject. We need only say that the thing is done up in Mr. Cheever's usual style.
A Manual of Christian Baptism; Infant Baptism and the Mode;
in two discourses. By the Rev. Thomas LAPE, A. M. Second edition, corrected and enlarged. New York: Robert Carter.
This manual is by a Lutheran minister of the Gospel, is well adapted to popular reading, and sound in the faith. The Path of God. By the Rev. E. E. Adams, M. A., Pastor of
the American Church in Havre-de-Grace, France ; late Chaplain to Seamen at St. Petersburgh. London: Hamilton, Adams & Co. 1844.
This truly eloquent discourse was suggested by disasters at sea. After an Introduction, it considers the path of God as -the path of Light—the path of Order—the path of Powerthe path of Life.
Of new publications we notice: Handbuch der theol. Literatur, von Dr. G. B. Winer. Erstes Ergänzungsheft zur dritten Auflage, die Literatur bis zu Ende des Jahres 1841 fortführend.-Theologische Encyclopädie als System im Zusammenhange mit der Geschichte der theologischen Wissenschaft und ihrer einzelnen Zweige entwickelt von Dr. Ant. Friedr. Ludwig Pelt.— Neutestamentliches Handwörterbuch zur Darstellung der christlichen Glaubens- und Sittenlehre für Prediger der evangelischen Kirche. Von D. Ludw. Aug. Gottl. Krehl.
5. A simple monument to Professor Rask, the celebrated linguist of Copenhagen, who died in 1832, is about to be commenced. Various proverbs will be inscribed on the tablet, in Arabic, Sanscrit, Icelandic, and Danish.
M. Gachard, when examining the state papers in the royal library at the Hague, discovered a series of letters written by Rubens the painter, whilst on his diplomatic mission to England.- The King has commissioned Simonis, a sculptor of Brussels, to erect an equestrian statue of Godfrey de Bouillon in that city.
Portions of the bas-reliefs from the ruins of the Parthenon have reached Paris, which, with others to be collected from this temple, by an agent of government sent for the purpose, are to be placed in a gallery to be erected expressly for such fragments.
A curious tomb has recently been discovered on the site of the ancient Veii, of Etruria, the walls of which are beautifully decorated with paintings. It must be anterior to 360 B. C.—The death of Rossellini, the celebrated author of the work on the monuments of Nubia and Egypt, will be felt as a loss to literature and science,
In consequence of the recent revolution in Greece, all the foreign professors, in the Otho University, were dismissed. Professor Ulrichs soon after died.—Dr. Ross, the distinguished professor of Archeology, has been appointed to the same professorship in the University of Jena, and is to pursue his researches in Greece and Turkey for two years, at the expense of the Prussian government. Many valuable fragments have been discovered in the convents of Mount Athos. Among others, part of the 20th book of Polybius; a work on Greek Syntax, by Gregory of Corinth; an unpublished Grammar by Theodosius of Alexandría; copies of laws; lexicons and grammars; comments on the Greek poets; and other works.
Dr. Lepsius has discovered, at Meroë, a copy of the Rosetta Stone, the hieroglyphic portion of which is comparatively perfect.
We see, among new publications, a commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; including an examination of the chief prophecies of Daniel, illustrated by an Apocalyptic chart, engravings from medals and other monuments of antiquity, by Rev. E. B. Elliott. -Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress converted into an Epic Poem.-Fasciculus Inscriptionum Græcarum quas apud sedes Apocalypticas Chartis mandatas, et nunc dueno instauratas, Præfationibusque et Notis instructas, edidit J. K. Bailie.
Professors Beck & Felton have translated “ Munk on the Metre of the Greeks and Romans," which will soon be published. A new edition of Homer's Iliad, also, with additional notes by Prof. Felton. The new Arabic Grammar of Dr. Caspari, of Leipsic, is being translated at Andover. Two new editions of Homer's Iliad will soon be published, one edited the Rev. J. J. Owen, the other by Prof. Crosby of Dartmouth College. M. W. Dodd will soon issue a new edition of Legh Richmond.
INDEX TO VOL. XI
Charlotte Elizabeth. Floral Biogra
Sketch of Medical Philosophy Charlotte Elizabeth. Combination :
a Tale, noticed 463.
Charlotte Elizabeth. The Wrongs of
Kentucky Rifleman, noticed 466. Cheever, Rev. George B. Religion
by Nathan Bangs, D. D., noticed 92.
Christian Sacraments, by Rev.
popular in its government and Christianity, Study of the History
Church in the Wilderness and other
Fragments from the Study of a
Arminius, D. D., noticed 462. noticed 465.
tive, by Lyman Coleman, noticed
archal Religion as developed in Church, Reo. Pharcellus. The train-
ing of the will 339.
and Primitive Church, etc., Do-
Rev. William C. Wisner 302. Combination, a Tale founded on
the Cross and in the Garden, no- ticed 235.
Critical Notices, 234, 459.
Grace Abounding, noticed 466. John Kitto, noticed 470.
D'Aubigné's, Voice of the Church
one, noticed 230.
gether with Human Agency and
Woods, D. V., 123.